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Wen Zhang, Renjie Hu, Lei Zhang, Hongbin Zhu, Haibo Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Isolated congenital coronary artery fistula is a rare condition, and the surgical experience for treating this condition is limited. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of 47 patients who underwent surgical repair of isolated congenital coronary artery fistula from January 2001 to March 2015. RESULTS: All but 1 patient presented with no symptoms. The median age at operation was 3.9 years (range, 0.4-15.2 years), and the median weight was 15...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Hiroaki Ishii, Kazushige Kawai, Keisuke Hata, Yasutaka Shuno, Takeshi Nishikawa, Toshiaki Tanaka, Junichiro Tanaka, Tomomichi Kiyomatsu, Hiroaki Nozawa, Shinsuke Kazama, Hironori Yamaguchi, Soichiro Ishihara, Eiji Sunami, Joji Kitayama, Toshiaki Watanabe
Total proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) is the standard surgical treatment for patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). The purpose of this study was to investigate the long-term functional outcomes and quality of life (QOL) associated with hand-sewn and stapled IPAA. Ninety-one patients with UC had undergone IPAA using hand-sewn anastomosis with mucosectomy (32 patients) or stapled anastomosis (59 patients) from January 1988 to May 2010. Patients were evaluated according to patient characteristics, postoperative complications, functional outcomes and QOL...
July 2015: International Surgery
Elia C El Hajj, Milad C El Hajj, Van K Ninh, Jason D Gardner
A hallmark of heart failure (HF) is adverse extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling, which is regulated by the collagen cross-linking enzyme, lysyl oxidase (LOX). In this study, we evaluate the efficacy of LOX inhibition to prevent adverse left ventricular (LV) remodeling and dysfunction using an experimental model of HF. Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to surgically induced volume overload (VO) by creation of aortocaval fistula (ACF). A LOX inhibitor, beta-aminopropionitrile (BAPN; 100 mg/kg/day), was administered to rats with ACF or sham surgery at eight weeks postsurgery...
March 2016: Experimental Biology and Medicine
Marius C Florescu, Kirk W Foster, Andrew R Sacks, John Lof, Elizabeth A Stolze, Gretchen M Fry, Derek P Bumgardner, Tara Tysinger, Melanie J Kuchta, Henry J Runge, William B Hadley, Michael C Morris
Current models of animal arteriovenous fistula (AVF) are swine models of femoral vein terminolaterally anastomosed to femoral artery, creating a deep AVF. This feature sets it aside from human AVFs using superficial veins. Our AVF model uses sheep superficial veins to create an AVF almost identical to human model. AVFs were created in six sheep using basilic veins sutured terminolaterally to brachial artery. Presurgery vein and artery diameters were measured. We measured AVFs and feeding arteries blood flows and diameters at 1, 3, and 5 weeks postsurgery...
November 2015: Seminars in Dialysis
Kant Y Lin, Jonathan S Black, Jessica S Wang, Jocelyn Kerpelman, Thuy-Van Tina Ho, Kathleen Borowitz
Cleft palate remains a common congenital deformity. The wide cleft palate in particular presents a unique challenge when attempting to restore a competent velopharyngeal mechanism. We present an outcome study of a single surgeon's experience using a modified surgical technique designed to specifically address the wide cleft palate. The surgical technique consisted of a 2-flap pushback palatoplasty without nasal mucosa closure combined with an end-to-end intravelar veloplasty and was used in cleft palates greater than or equal to 10 mm in width...
May 2015: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Ehsan Rajabi-Jagahrgh, Rupak K Banerjee
The inability to detect the arteriovenous fistula (AVF) dysfunction in a timely manner under the current surveillance programs, which are based on either diameter (d), flow rate (Q), or pressure (p) measurements, is one of the major challenges of dialysis treatment. Thus, our aim is to introduce new functional diagnostic parameters that can better predict AVF functionality status. Six AVFs were created between the femoral arteries and veins of three pigs, each pig having two AVFs on either limb. Flow fields and pressure drop (Δp) in AVFs were obtained via numerical analysis utilizing the CT scan and Doppler ultrasound data at 2D (D: days), 7D, and 28D postsurgery...
June 2015: Artificial Organs
Han Zhang, Damian C Micomonaco, Peter T Dziegielewski, Leigh J Sowerby, Ezekiel Weis, Erin D Wright
BACKGROUND: Chronic refractory vasomotor rhinitis (VMR) is a debilitating condition that causes significant impairment of quality of life. The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy and potential side effects of endoscopic vidian neurectomy as treatment for patients with VMR. METHODS: This study was a prospective, intent-to-follow case series. Inclusion criteria were as follows: (1) patients with debilitating VMR refractory to medical therapy and with significant impact on quality of life; (2) negative allergy history and skin testing; and (3) negative computed tomography (CT) scan to rule out skull-base defect or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistula...
May 2015: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
Abiodun Daud Olusesi, Emmanuel Opaluwah
BACKGROUND: Postauricular cutaneous mastoid fistula (PCMF) is a rare complication of chronic suppurative otitis media, may also complicate ear surgery and, very rarely, has been reported to complicate congenital cholesteatoma. Few authors have given descriptions of techniques of closure, with majority agreeing on the difficulty in managing such fistula due to the necrotic nature of the margin. SETTING: A tertiary care urban referral hospital in a developing economy...
September 2014: Otolaryngologia Polska. the Polish Otolaryngology
Hossein Behnia, Abolhasan Mesgarzadeh, Azita Tehranchi, Golnaz Morad, Sahand Samieerad, Farnaz Younessian
Secondary bone grafting simultaneous to premaxillary repositioning is a well-recognized surgical procedure for the management of bilateral cleft lip and palate patients. Proper stabilization of the repositioned premaxilla is considered as a key factor for the success of secondary bone grafting because the mobility of the premaxillary segment jeopardizes graft integration. This case series reports a reliable method of premaxillary stabilization that incorporated the intrasurgical application of resin bone cement to cover and reinforce the arch bars or orthodontic brackets applied on the maxillary teeth...
July 2014: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Moniek van Zitteren, Boxing Fan, Paul N Lohle, J Cees de Nie, Jan de Waal Malefijt, Patrick W Vriens, Jan M Heyligers
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to evaluate 2 patients who underwent endovascular repair directly after acute life-threatening vascular injury complicating lumbar disc surgery, and to update an overview of the literature from 2002 to gain insights into characteristics, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of this rare, life-threatening complication. METHODS: PubMed was searched for English language studies on vascular injury (lacerations, arteriovenous fistulas, and pseudoaneurysms) complicating lumbar disc surgery by a posterior approach published from 2002...
August 2013: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Steven Knafo, Fabrice Parker, Anne Herbrecht, Charles Court, Guillaume Saliou
Subarachnoid-pleural fistula is a well-described complication after anterior surgery for thoracic disc herniation, but is difficult to treat by means of traditional chest and lumbar drains due to interference by positive ventilation pressures that may keep the fistula open and prevent proper closure. Current treatment strategies include surgical repair, which is technically challenging, and noninvasive positive pressure ventilation, which can take several weeks to be effective. In this report, the authors describe a novel treatment for subarachnoid-pleural fistula using percutaneous obliteration with Onyx...
April 2013: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
Ehsan Rajabi-Jagahrgh, Mahesh K Krishnamoorthy, Yang Wang, Ann Choe, Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, Rupak K Banerjee
Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) failure is mainly due to venous stenosis characterized by significant amount of intima-media thickening (IMT), probably in the presence of negative (inward) remodeling. Our hypothesis is that the longitudinal changes in wall shear stress (WSS) within different configurations of AVF can influence remodeling factors (changes in luminal diameter (ΔDh ) and IMT) during its maturation process. Dh is an equivalent diameter for a noncircular conduit. A total of six AVFs with curved (C-AVF; n = 3) and straight (S-AVF; n = 3) configurations were created between the femoral artery and vein of three pigs, bilaterally...
July 2013: Seminars in Dialysis
Mark A Barone, Vera Frajzyngier, Joseph Ruminjo, Frank Asiimwe, Thierno Hamidou Barry, Abubakar Bello, Dantani Danladi, Sanda Oumarou Ganda, Sa'ad Idris, Maman Inoussa, Maura Lynch, Felicity Mussell, Dulal Chandra Podder
OBJECTIVE: To determine predictors of fistula repair outcomes 3 months postsurgery. METHODS: We conducted a multicountry prospective cohort study between 2007 and 2010. Outcomes, measured 3 months postsurgery, included fistula closure and residual incontinence in women with a closed fistula. Potential predictors included patient and fistula characteristics and context of repair. Multivariable generalized estimating equation models were used to generate adjusted risk ratios (RRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
September 2012: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ehsan Rajabi-Jagahrgh, Mahesh K Krishnamoorthy, Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, Paul Succop, Yang Wang, Ann Choe, Rupak K Banerjee
Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) nonmaturation is currently a significant clinical problem; however, the mechanisms responsible for this have remained unanswered. Previous work by our group and others has suggested that anatomical configuration and the corresponding hemodynamic endpoints could have an important role in AVF remodeling. Thus, our goal was to assess the longitudinal (temporal) effect of wall shear stress (WSS) on remodeling process of AVFs with two different configurations. The hypothesis is that early assessment of hemodynamic endpoints such as temporal gradient of WSS will predict the maturation status of AVF at later time points...
March 2013: Seminars in Dialysis
Ravikrishna Mamidanna, Lola Eid-Arimoku, Alex M Almoudaris, Elaine M Burns, Alex Bottle, Paul Aylin, George B Hanna, Omar Faiz
BACKGROUND: Colorectal resection in elderly patients is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, especially in an emergency setting. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to quantify the risks associated with nonelective colorectal resection up to 1 year after surgery in elderly patients. DESIGN: This is a population-based observational study. SETTING: Data were obtained from the Hospital Episode Statistics database...
July 2012: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
Hong Lu, Giselle C Meléndez, Scott P Levick, Joseph S Janicki
Previously, we have reported sex differences in the cardiac remodeling response to ventricular volume overload whereby male and ovariectomized (OVX) female rats develop eccentric hypertrophy, and intact (Int) female rats develop concentric hypertrophy. In males, this adverse remodeling has been attributed to an initial cascade of events involving myocardial mast cell and matrix metalloproteinase activation and extracellular collagen matrix degradation. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of female hormones on this initial cascade...
February 1, 2012: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
Min-Fu Yang, Bo-Qia Xie, Xiao-Dong Lv, Zhong-Dong Hua, Fu-Jian Duan, Chao-Wu Yan, Guang Xu, Li-Ping Song, Yue-Qin Tian, Shou-Jun Li
PURPOSE: Although surgical treatments evolved, the short-term postoperative mortality is still high in children with anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA), and long-term survivors may suffer from restrained functional recovery. Therefore, an optimal means in predicting postoperative reversal is demanded. In this study, we assess the utility of myocardial perfusion/F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) imaging in the evaluation of myocardial viability and postsurgery functional recovery in children with ALCAPA...
January 2012: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Nicoleta C Arva, Kasturi Das
We report a case of pure squamous cell carcinoma involving the prostate and urinary bladder and describe the diagnostic dilemmas that we faced in trying to determine its origin. The patient was diagnosed ten years ago with prostatic adenocarcinoma treated with radioactive seed implantation. During the last year he also underwent a TURP procedure for urinary obstruction complicated by multiple infections. Postsurgery, the patient developed colo-urethral fistula and decision to perform cystoprostatectomy was taken...
2011: Diagnostic Pathology
Jong Wook Park, Hye Won Lee, Wansuk Kim, Byong Chang Jeong, Seong Soo Jeon, Hyun Moo Lee, Han Yong Choi, Seong Il Seo
PURPOSE: To directly compare the outcome of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) with robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) performed by a single laparoscopic surgeon with intermediate experience-one who is between a novice and an expert. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Consecutive 106 patients with prostate cancer who were treated with radical prostatectomy (62 with LRP and 44 with RALP) were included. The preoperative characteristics, the perioperative surgical outcomes, and the functional outcomes were compared between the two groups...
April 2011: Journal of Endourology
Colin Song, Manzhi Wong, Chin-Ho Wong, Yee-Siang Ong
The radial forearm flap remains the preferred technique for phalloplasty. From 1999 to 2009, 19 patients with primary female transsexualism underwent gender reassignment surgery at our center. The radial forearm flap phalloplasty is modified as a two-stage procedure, with prelamination of the neourethra on the donor forearm before microsurgical transfer 3 months later. At 5-year follow-up, patients were asked to complete a survey on the functional, aesthetic, and psychological results postsurgery. The radial forearm flap reliably provided sufficient bulk with stiffness for the neophallus with acceptable aesthetic appearance...
February 2011: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
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